Many people are under the impression that Service Dogs for America is a federal or state funded agency. We are not. In the past, we have taken advantage of economic development loans and on one occasion were the recipients of an economic development grant. Compared to the more than one million dollars we have raised since our beginning, less than three percent has come from government sources.
Private individual donors along with Lions Clubs make up more than sixty percent of that income. These are Foundation members, general donors, and those federal employees who contribute through the Combined Federal Campaign, our ID #11652. Our Community Partners help support us in a big way. Special events are gaining momentum, in 2012 included our “It’s fore the Dogs” Golf Benefit and 1st annual Bark in the Park. In 2013, we were selected by Dakota Medical Foundation and Impact Gives Back Foundation to participate in Giving Hearts Day, a one day online fundraising event on February 14th. Granting foundations provide roughly twenty percent of our annual income. The remaining dollars are derived from generous donation, In-Kind gifts, boarding fees and support from our Lions Clubs throughout ND.
Service Dogs for America would like to thank you for your donation. We provide highly trained service dogs for individuals with disabilities, and thanks to your support these dogs don’t have to be a financial burden on their new owners.